Jun 29, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) pitches to the Cleveland Indians during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Felix Hernandez Returns The Favor, One Hits Indians

A day after being one-hit by the Cleveland Indians, Felix Hernandez allowed only one hit to the Tribe over 8 IP while striking out nine as the Seattle Mariners took the rubber match Sunday 3-0.

Robinson Cano provided the offense, breaking out of a mini-slump, with a 2-run homer in the 6th. He would add another hit and later score in the 8th. Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect 9th for his 23rd save, which is tied for the American League lead.

The Mariners collected 10 hits a day after being held to one as every starter but Stefen Romero collected at least one hit – Kyle Seager and Cano had two. Romero was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma after the game to make room for Taijuan Walker who will start today in Houston.

It was the 10th win of the season for Hernandez as he lowered his ERA to 2.10, tied with Masahiro Tanaka for tops in the AL. It was the first time the Mariners had one-hit an opponent since Hernandez and Steve Delabar did it to the Twins May 5, 2012.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Cleveland

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Michael BournCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .272
Jason Kipnis2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .249
Michael BrantleyLF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .318
Carlos SantanaDH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .207
Lonnie Chisenhall3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .350
David MurphyRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .244
Nick Swisher1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .193
George KottarasC 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .353
Mike AvilésSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261
Totals 27 0 1 0 0 3 10 0 4
Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Murphy 1
Team LOB – 3
Fielding
E – N Swisher (7, field); T House (1, field)
Outfield assists – D Murphy
DP – 1 (J Kipnis-M Aviles-N Swisher)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Willie BloomquistSS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .275
Michael SaundersCF-RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 .266
Robinson Canó2B 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 .319
Kyle Seager3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Mike ZuninoC 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .225
Logan Morrison1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .232
Stefen RomeroRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .196
James JonesCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
John BuckDH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Dustin AckleyPR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Cole GillespieLF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Totals 31 3 10 3 1 1 7 0 10
Batting
HR – R Cano (5, 6th inning off T House 1 on, 0 Out)
S – C Gillespie
RBI – R Cano 2 (45), M Zunino (28)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Saunders 1, L Morrison 2
GIDP – L Morrison
Team LOB – 6
Fielding
DP – 1 (K Seager-L Morrison)
Pitching

Cleveland

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
T.J. House(L, 0-2) 6.0 7 2 2 1 5 1 1.51 4.54
John Axford 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.64 3.69
Marc Rzepczynski 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.53 3.99

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Félix Hernández(W, 10-2) 8.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 0.92 2.10
Fernando Rodney(SV, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.24 2.23
Pitches-strikes – T House 87-58; J Axford 8-7; M Rzepczynski 13-9; F Hernandez 107-64; F Rodney 10-7
Ground balls-fly balls – T House 12-3; J Axford 0-0; M Rzepczynski 2-1; F Hernandez 9-4; F Rodney 1-0
Batters faced – T House 26; J Axford 3; M Rzepczynski 4; F Hernandez 27; F Rodney 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:17.
Umpires: HP–Brian O’Nora. 1B–Adam Hamari. 2B–Doug Eddings. 3B–Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 65 degrees, Cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 26,171.

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